_____Congratulations! You are reading the first words of The Savannah Children’s Theatre’s new blog! Yippee! Here’s a picture to show you how excited we are to have you:
_____We are about to enter our 10th season at SCT…I know, right?! Ten years! One decade! One-tenth of a century! I guess that last one doesn’t sound as impressive.
_____Throughout the year, this blog will be used to promote upcoming events and to show you, our loyal patrons, a more thorough view of what goes on behind the scenes at SCT. But we’re not here to talk about any of that right now. Right now, I’d like to take you on a little tour of the photo above.
_____This photo is from our 2008 production of The Pirates of Penzance, Jr, directed by Jenn Doubleday & Megan Youngblood. Our Creative Dramatics II class will be presenting that zany Gilbert & Sullivan musical again this fall, under the amazing direction of Maggie Lee Hart and Christopher Blair. But wait! We aren’t talking about that either!
_____The students that you see in the photo above have, for the most part, graduated high school and moved on with their lives. Why is that significant? Well, because they’re all SCT alum, and they’re all doing amazingly creative things with their burgeoning adulthood. Of the students photographed above, one is currently working summer stock at The Lost Colony in North Carolina and studying musical theatre at Elon University. Other students, who are rising college freshmen, will be studying performing arts at The New School, SCAD, Valdosta State, and College of Charleston, and other prestigious universities.
_____The students in this photograph who have not yet graduated are still involved in SCT, cultivating their talents and serving their community. 5 years ago they were singing, dancing pirates, and now they are singing, dancing young adults who willingly volunteer their nights and weekends to make our town a brighter place.
_____My hope is that five years from now (10! 20! 50!), I will be able to say the same about the next generation of young performers. I hope that they will grow with us as we fulfill our mission statement to inspire, educate, and entertain.
_____And to be the very model of a modern children’s theatre. 🙂